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Re: Wetsuits.
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2018, 05:15:07 PM »
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  • They just have the technobutter firewall.

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    Re: Wetsuits.
    « Reply #16 on: October 15, 2018, 08:28:13 PM »
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  • Do your mutants have linings like fleece or wool? Or no linings?
    O'neill makes a killer thermal rash guard, tops and bottoms. Basically a stand alone thermal liner. I wear them under my mutant for extra warmth (mine is old with no liner). Ill also wear them under board shorts when its a lil chilly and my other suits as well.

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    Re: Wetsuits.
    « Reply #17 on: October 16, 2018, 10:13:01 AM »
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  • Anyone get any of the Needs Essentials suits yet?

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    Re: Wetsuits.
    « Reply #18 on: October 16, 2018, 10:14:51 AM »
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  • Zbay - A good 5/4 is more useful than a 4/3 IMO. Our best swells are often during/immediately after brutal storms. Xcel 5/4 infiniti is a great all around suit that is flexy, warm and not too $$. I like them better than drylocks (seem stretchier/lighter to me).
    Agree on the drylock, something about it is so constricting. hate my drylock 3/2.

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    Re: Wetsuits.
    « Reply #19 on: October 16, 2018, 10:56:08 AM »
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  • Anyone get any of the Needs Essentials suits yet?
    I have a need essentials 3/2.  It was cheap enough and for a 3/2 I donít need a lot of tech. Iím a large short in most suits and this fits great. Would buy again.


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    Re: Wetsuits.
    « Reply #20 on: October 16, 2018, 11:21:47 AM »
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  • Anyone get any of the Needs Essentials suits yet?
    I have a need essentials 3/2.  It was cheap enough and for a 3/2 I donít need a lot of tech. Iím a large short in most suits and this fits great. Would buy again.


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    I need a new 3/2, hows the stretch on the need essentials?

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    Re: Wetsuits.
    « Reply #21 on: October 16, 2018, 11:37:06 AM »
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  • Anyone get any of the Needs Essentials suits yet?
    I have a need essentials 3/2.  It was cheap enough and for a 3/2 I donít need a lot of tech. Iím a large short in most suits and this fits great. Would buy again.


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    I need a new 3/2, hows the stretch on the need essentials?
    I actually think itís a pretty comfortable suit and easy to put on / take off.


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    Re: Wetsuits.
    « Reply #22 on: October 18, 2018, 04:20:30 PM »
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  • Anyone get any of the Needs Essentials suits yet?


    I have 3:


    L/S shorty
    6/5/4 thermal quick dry
    4/3 steamer chest zip


    way better than anything xcel makes and price beats anything comparable

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    Re: Wetsuits.
    « Reply #23 on: October 19, 2018, 09:35:11 AM »
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  • any leaks on the 6/5/4? I have a 4/3 and ss full that are good, stretchy suits - but I didn't think the seams held up very well on the 4/3. Pretty bad leaks in legs/crotch.

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    Re: Wetsuits.
    « Reply #24 on: October 19, 2018, 11:02:04 PM »
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  • no leaks




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    Re: Wetsuits.
    « Reply #25 on: October 22, 2018, 02:40:52 PM »
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  • tried the seamless oneill hyperfreak 3/2 at a demo day in seaside and my god this thing is so comfortable and stretchy, way more free than even the chest zip for paddling. Sounds like they don't hold up as well, but could be worth trying to be ultra vigilant and maintenance and just replace when needed 
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    Re: Wetsuits.
    « Reply #26 on: November 05, 2018, 12:10:58 AM »
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  • Anyone get any of the Needs Essentials suits yet?
    I have a need essentials 3/2.  It was cheap enough and for a 3/2 I donít need a lot of tech. Iím a large short in most suits and this fits great. Would buy again.


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    I need a new 3/2, hows the stretch on the need essentials?
    I actually think itís a pretty comfortable suit and easy to put on / take off.


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    Ordered the 3/2 back zip (I hate chest zips and avoid It til winter) and finally tried It out this morning. Felt really good, was warm and stretchy. Good pick up very psyched. Feels way better than my other suit.

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    Re: Wetsuits.
    « Reply #27 on: November 17, 2018, 08:58:44 PM »
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  • My old excel was warm but stiff and thick and hard to get on and off. Just got an Oneil psycho, which is flexi and easy on / off and unbelievably warm for the thickness, and I honestly dont understand how it can be so good.

    Comparing 5/6 excel with 4/5.5 oneil, so I will see how warm it is sub zero. Excel got me through all of last winter no problem, even when the ocean was slushy. But a bear to get in and out of, and tiring in it.

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    Re: Wetsuits.
    « Reply #28 on: November 19, 2018, 10:50:29 AM »
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  • My old excel was warm but stiff and thick and hard to get on and off. Just got an Oneil psycho, which is flexi and easy on / off and unbelievably warm for the thickness, and I honestly dont understand how it can be so good.

    Comparing 5/6 excel with 4/5.5 oneil, so I will see how warm it is sub zero. Excel got me through all of last winter no problem, even when the ocean was slushy. But a bear to get in and out of, and tiring in it.


    which psycho?

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    Re: Wetsuits.
    « Reply #29 on: December 21, 2018, 03:04:13 AM »
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  • Sorry for the delay - just saw this.


    I got the O'Neill Psycho Tech 5.5/4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit.


    We haven't had any of the subzero days like last winter yet - that will be the true test - but so far I have yet to be cold, and it is so much easier to get in/out of than the excel, much more flexi. I am baffled each time I use it by how warm it can keep me without the bulk. I sound like a salesman.


    Also got to plug Need Essentials  - was super stretchy and easy on/off (and much less expensive) but my arms and legs were too short for their sizing. I like what they are doing there at Need Essentials, would love to support their good stuff, I am just too stubby for their product.